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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
600 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

COZ058>089-093>099-241200-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Ft-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Ft-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Ft-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Ft-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County above 9000Ft-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Ft-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide below 10000 Ft-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below 10000 Ft-
Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Ft-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft-
Northwestern Fremont County  Above 8500Ft-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft-
Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft-
Teller County/Rampart Range above 7500fT/Pike`s Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Ft-Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Ft-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Ft-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
600 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions will develop over the plains and
Interstate 25 corridor this afternoon and evening, with southwest
winds gusting to 40 mph and very low relative humidity producing
extremely critical fire weather conditions.

One or two strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late this
afternoon and into the evening along the Kansas border, with hail
up to half dollar size and wind gusts to 60 mph possible. Isolated
thunderstorms will also develop over the mountains today, with
lightning and wind gusts to 40 mph the main threats.

Snow will move into the Continental Divide today with 4 to 8
inches of snowfall likely by Friday morning. Gusty winds will
produce areas of blowing snow and difficult travel over high
mountain passes this afternoon and tonight.

A strong cold front will drop south through the plains late tonight
into Friday morning. Strong north winds at 35 to 45 mph, with
gusts in excess of 65 mph are likely. These winds will produce
hazardous travel conditions on east to west highways, especially
for high profile vehicles. In addition, winds may take down power
lines and trees, knock out power and cause property damage. Winds
are forecast to subside by Friday afternoon from west to east.

Snow will develop across the Palmer Divide late tonight, with
blizzard conditions possible after midnight. The very strong winds
will produce poor visibilities, snow covered roads and difficult
travel along Interstate 25 over Monument Hill and along Highway 24
between Colorado Springs and Limon. In addition, the strong winds
and heavy wet nature of the snowfall may produce power outages
and cause tree damage where spring leafing has occurred. Heavy
snow will also develop over the eastern mountains overnight, with
several inches of accumulation possible, especially above 10000
feet.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Blizzard conditions will be possible across northern El Paso county
Friday morning. Travel across northern El Paso county will likely be
difficult at best due to the heavy, wet, wind-driven snow that is
forecast to occur. Winds gusts of 40 to 60 mph will be possible.
The overall strongest winds and heaviest snow will likely occur
across northeastern El Paso county Friday morning.

A period of heavy snow will be possible, especially Friday
morning, across all of the southern mountains, including the Wet
Mountain Valley, the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo
mountains. The heaviest snow will occur above 7000 feet.

Damaging winds, with gusts to 65 to 70 mph, will be possible across
all of the southeast plains throughout the day on Friday. The winds
will decrease slowly from west to east during the late afternoon
time period.

Rain mixed with snow will be possible across the higher
elevations of the Raton Mesa region on Friday.

Another pacific storm will affect all of the region Saturday night
into Sunday. This system has the potential to bring accumulating
snow to the mountains, and some light accumulations to the higher
elevations of the plains, especially areas above 6500 feet.

A third storm may affect the region midweek. There is still quite a
bit of disagreement on the storm track occuring to the computer
simulations. However, there is a chance of significant accumulating
snow for the mountains and possibly the higher elevations of the
plains during the midweek time period.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather conditions that meet reporting criteria for spotters will
be likely across the mountains and over the eastern plains near
the Kansas border today, then across all of south central and
southeast colorado tonight.

$$

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
502 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

COZ030>051-241115-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
502 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions this
afternoon for the southern foothills...Palmer Divide and adjacent
plains including Denver...

Blizzard watch for the Palmer Divide south and southeast of Denver
late tonight through midday Friday...

...Winter Storm Watch for the mountains and foothills primarily
along and south of Interstate 70 Corridor midnight tonight through
midday Friday...

...High wind watch for southern Lincoln County late tonight
through Friday afternoon...


THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST
AND NORTH CENTRAL COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Strong southwesterly winds combined with low humidity will bring
critical fire weather conditions along the southern foothills,
Palmer Divide and over portions of the northeast plains this
afternoon. Rain and snow showers will develop in the mountains
late this afternoon.

For tonight, a storm system is expected to track slowly across
Colorado. This system will bring much needed precipitation to the
region. Moderate to heavy snow will be possible in the mountains
foothills along and south of the Interstate 70 Corridor and
over the Palmer Divide above 5500 feet, with widespread rain or a
mix of rain and snow over the northeast plains. The combination
of strong winds and snow could produce blizzard conditions late
tonight I-25 south of Denver toward Monument and I-70 east of
Denver to just west of Limon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

On Friday a storm system will move slowly east of Colorado. This
system will bring snow to the mountains, foothills and across
portions of the adjacent plains. In addition strong winds will
occur over the plains of northeast Colorado which may create
blizzard conditions over the Palmer Divide eastward towards the
Limon area.

Additional accumulations will range from 4 to 8 inches in the
mountains and foothills with up to 6 inches over the Palmer
Divide. Across the adjacent plains 2 to 4 inches may fall around
the Denver area with up to 6 inches near Limon. Elsewhere snow
amounts will be under 2 inches. North winds of 25 to 40 mph with
gusts up to 55 mph will occur over the plains with gusts up to 65
mph over the Palmer Divide towards limon.

The snow and wind should gradually diminish through the afternoon
hours from west to east.

Dry and warmer weather will return on Saturday. The next weather system
could bring another chance of precipitation to the region on
Sunday, then drier again Sunday night into Monday.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT but snow
and wind reports would be greatly appreciated.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
539 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-232245-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
539 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible across the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles late this afternoon into the late evening hours. The
potential for severe weather will exist across both Panhandles
during this time with quarter size hail and wind gusts between 60
and 70 mph as the primary threats.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Texas Panhandle this
afternoon into the early evening where south to southwest winds
of 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph will be possible.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the far western Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles where winds will be 30 to 40 mph and relative
humidity values will be 12 to 20 percent.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

It will be windy across western and central parts of the Texas
and Oklahoma Panhandles on Friday when sustained wind speeds of 30
to 45 mph will be possible. Gusts will range from 45 to 60 mph. A
High Wind Watch has been issued for the entire Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

Thunderstorms are possible again on Sunday and Tuesday through
Thursday. At this time, the threat for severe weather appears to
be low on these days. Elevated fire weather conditions will be
possible for portions of the Panhandles on Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed on Thursday. Spotters should
continue to monitor the forecast and be ready for activation.

Area fire managers and emergency management should be alert for
elevated to critical fire weather conditions on Thursday and for
elevated fire weather conditions on Sunday.

$$

Ward

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

NMZ501>540-241100-
Northwest Plateau-Chuska Mountains-Far Northwest Highlands-
Northwest Highlands-West Central Plateau-West Central Mountains-
West Central Highlands-Southwest Mountains-
San Francisco River Valley-San Juan Mountains-Jemez Mountains-
West Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-
Northern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet/Red River-
Southern Sangre de Cristos above 9500 feet-
East Slopes Sangre de Cristo Mountains-Upper Rio Grande Valley-
Lower Chama River Valley-Santa Fe Metro Area-
Middle Rio Grande Valley/Albuquerque Metro Area-
Lower Rio Grande Valley-Sandia/Manzano Mountains-Estancia Valley-
Central Highlands-South Central Highlands-Upper Tularosa Valley-
South Central Mountains-Raton Ridge/Johnson Mesa-
Far Northeast Highlands-Northeast Highlands-Union County-
Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-Guadalupe County-
Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-De Baca County-
Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-Southwest Chaves County-
425 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of north and central
New Mexico.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for the Sangre De
Cristos...the northeast and east central plains where low humidities
combined with strong winds and above normal temperatures will create
critical fire weather conditions.

A storm system deepening across the Great Basin will arrive in New
Mexico today strengthening as it crosses the state before departing
Friday. Strong to damaging southwest winds are anticipated this
afternoon until sunset across much of central and eastern New Mexico.
Rain and mountain snow will favor the western and northern mountains
tonight.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Temperatures will turn cooler with lingering snow showers across the
northern mountains and persistent strong winds central and east on
Friday. Activity will gradually taper down Friday evening as the
system exits to the east. Two more upper level systems will bring
windier, wetter and cooler conditons to New Mexico Saturday night and
Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated.

$$

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Goodland KS
340 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

COZ090>092-KSZ001>004-013>016-027>029-041-042-NEZ079>081-240945-
Yuma County-Kit Carson County-Cheyenne County-Cheyenne-Rawlins-
Decatur-Norton-Sherman-Thomas-Sheridan-Graham-Wallace-Logan-Gove-
Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock-Red Willow-
340 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /440 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for east central Colorado...
extreme southwest Nebraska and northwest Kansas.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

Critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon in
northeast Colorado and adjacent areas of northwest Kansas and
southwest Nebraska due to dry fuels, low humidity and gusty south
winds.

There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and
evening in northwest Kansas and southwest Nebraska. Damaging wind
gusts will be the main threat, but large hail will also be possible
with stronger storms. An isolated brief tornado cannot be ruled out.

Strong northerly winds will develop in northeast Colorado after
midnight tonight and in parts of northwest Kansas on Friday. Wind
gusts of up to 65 mph will be possible. Reduced visibility in areas
of blowing dust will be possible.

Rain will change to snow or a mix of rain and snow in northeast
Colorado late tonight and Friday morning. Areas of blowing snow will
be possible in far western portions of Kit Carson and Cheyenne
counties.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be required this afternoon and evening.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
308 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-240915-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
308 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A strong Pacific storm will bring increasing valley rain and
mountain snow mainly above 8000 feet. Isolated to scattered
thunderstorms are likely ahead of and along a strong cold front
that will move through late this afternoon and evening. The best
chance of precipitation will occur over eastern Utah this morning
and spread eastward across western Colorado this afternoon and
evening. There is potential for hazardous winter driving
conditions over the high mountain passes.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Friday and Saturday...Precipitation will decrease from west to
east around midnight on Friday with scattered rain and snow
showers ending in the Colorado mountains Friday morning. Saturday
should be drier but becoming breezy.

Sunday and Tuesday...Another series of Pacific storm systems will
move through the area bringing a continued potential for more
winter weather and hazardous driving conditions over the mountain
passes.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
348 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-232100-
Trego-Ellis-Scott-Lane-Ness-Rush-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-
Pawnee-Stafford-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-
Pratt-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-Barber-
348 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /248 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south
central...southwest and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Day 1 Discussion
----------------

Severe thunderstorms capable of producing hail up to 2 inches and
wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph will be possible early this evening.
There is even a slight chance for an brief isolated tornado early
in the event.

A red flag warning is in effect this afternoon for extreme western
Kansas. Please refer to the latest fire weather product (RFWDDC)
for more details.

Day 1 Hazards
-------------
* Tornado: Limited risk
* Hail: Elevated risk
* Thunderstorm wind damage: Elevated risk
* Lightning: Significant risk
* Non-thunderstorm wind: Elevated risk
* Fog: Limited risk
* Fire weather: Significant risk

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

Days 2-7 Discussion
-------------------

Very strong north winds of 30 to 40 mph can be expected on Friday.
Wind gusts of 50 to 55 will also be possible, especially west of
a Dighton to Meade line.

Days 2-7 Hazards
----------------
* Friday
  - Lightning: Limited risk
  - Non thunderstorm wind: Significant risk
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

* Saturday
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Sunday
  - Lightning: Limited risk
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Monday
  No hazards.

* Tuesday
  No hazards.

* Wednesday
  No hazards.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will likely be needed early this evening,
especially near the highway 83 corridor.

&&

For more details visit our webpage http://weather.gov/ddc/ehwo

$$

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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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